NAFA Committees

Government & Legal Affairs Committee

This committee meets on the third Wednesday of every month at 10 a.m. CST. View the committee’s 2020 priorities here. If you’re interested in joining, please contact Bailey Sorensen.

David Wolfe — Chair
General Counsel
Advisors Excel
John Gruber
Senior Vice President
Great American Insurance Company
Ryan Lex 
Vice President of Sales
Athene
— Vice Chair Jason Gould
Partner
Faegre Drinker
Paul McGillivray
Business Development Director
M&O Marketing
Cliff Andrews
Managing Principal
CapCity Advocates
Matt Hargrafen
Senior Counsel
Athene
Kevin Mechtley
VP, Legal and Director of Gov’t Affairs
North American Company for Life and Health Insurance
Mark Banks
Director of Compliance
SILAC Insurance Company
Josh Hisley
Government Relations Specialist
Allianz
Gina Miller
Vice President, Corporate Counsel
National Western Life
Lauri Beck
President & COO
Insurance Network America
Angela Hollan
Director/Government Relations
Allianz
Dave Milligan
Assistant Vice President
American Equity
Bryce Biklen
Chief Distribution Officer
Sammons Financial
Julia Holloway
VP Channel Solutions
Delaware Life
Gideon Moore
Associate General Counsel, VP of Mergers & Acquisitions
AmeriLife
Ryan Brown
CSO & Corporate Counsel
M&O Marketing
Pat Hughes
Partner
Faegre Drinker
Joe Nowak
Sr Dir. of Advocacy & Public Policy
Nationwide
Ernest C’Debaca
General Counsel
Magellan
James Huang
Senior Director & Assistant Counsel
The Standard
Christina Parker
General Counsel
Simplicity Group Holdings
Laura Canteenwala
Compliance Analyst
SILAC Insurance Company
Nathan Huss
Senior Compliance Consultant
North American Company for Life and Health Insurance
Andrew Payne 
Vice President & General Counsel
CreativeOne
Jamie Casto
Securities Counsel
Nationwide
Heather Kane
Assistant Vice President, Sales
EquiTrust
David Rauch
COO & General Counsel
Annexus Management Company
Chris Conroy
Executive VP & Principal
Insurance Agency Marketing Services, Inc.
Ted Kennedy
VP, Co-Head State Gov’t Affairs
AIG
Rocky Robbins
Vice President, Compliance
Brokers International
Steve Delaney
Principal
American Brokerage Services
Will Kennedy
Vice President – Corporate Counsel
National Western Life
Lee Stiegemeier
Co-Founder, Copywriter
Circle Sideways
Andries Dupreez
Product Development
Lincoln Financial
Jamie Kosharek
President
Producers Choice Network
Derrick Vermillion
Chief Compliance Officer
Impact Partnership
Chris Frank
General Counsel
Gradient
Emily Kresowik
Senior Counsel
EquiTrust
Brian Williams
Co-Chief Executive Officer
FIG

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Membership Committee

This committee meets on the third Friday of every month at 10:00 a.m. CST. View the committee’s 2018 priorities here. If you’re interested in joining, please contact Bailey Sorensen.

Tony Compton — Chair
Vice President, Broker-Dealer Sales
Great American Insurance Group
Shannon Compton 
Principal
The Annuity Source Inc.
Jason Krohnke
VP – Regional & Field Marketing
American Equity
Jeremy Rubin — Vice Chair
Regional Vice President – IA, NE, KS, MO
Athene
Robert Gager
Director, Relationship Management
Prudential Financial
Paul Kruth
VP & National Sales Manager
W&S Financial Group Distributors
Chris Bailey
Vice President – BGA Annuity Distribution
Nationwide
Jason Kestler
President
Highland Capital Brokerage
Brad Newcomb
Regional VP
Global Atlantic
Jeff Barnes
National Accounts Senior Manager,
EquiTrust Life
Todd Kloewer
Vice President, Annuity Sales
North American Company for Life & Health Insurance

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Education Committee

This committee meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 10 a.m. CST. View the committee’s 2018 priorities here. If you’re interested in joining, please contact Bailey Sorensen.

Tiya Stanley — Chair
Sales Vice President
North American Company for Life and Health Insurance
Tom McLaren
President & CEO
ALLPRO Direct Marketing
Janet Sipes
Senior Vice President
AmeriLife
Jack Aiken — Vice Chair
President
LTA Marketing Group, LLC
Amanda Miller
Marketing Research Analyst
American Equity
Lee Stiegemeier
Co-Founder, Copywriter
Circle Sideways
Anna Dickson
Co-Founder, Designer
Circle Sideways
Mike Morrone
VP, Annuities Business Development
Nationwide
Matt Tarkenton 
President
Tarkenton Financial
Alan Grissom
Vice President, Insurance Channel
Standard & Poor’s
Skylar Roehl
Client Coverage, Insurance
Standard & Poor’s
Tamiko Toland
Head of Annuities Research
CANNEX Financial Exchanges Ltd.
Jeff Maxey
EVP, General Manager
InsurMark
Craig Rudesill
AVP, Annuities Marketing
Nationwide
Eric Taylor
SVP, Distribution – Independent Annuities
AIG
Josh Woodvine
Regional VP
Midland National Life Insurance Company

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